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EQUIP Boot Camp 3 Worship List

For those who wanted an EQUIP Boot Camp worship playlist:  All I Have is Christ Beautiful by Phil Wickham   Build My Life by Housefires Cannons by Phil Wickham Even So Come  Glorious Grace by Austin Stone Worship  Great Are You Lord Holy Ground by Passion Band I Believe Lion and the Lamb Majesty by Leeland more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 3: JUST THE BEGINNING (Day 8)

Our work in ministry is never complete. Transform Student Ministries will continue establishing and encouraging students in God’s Word as long as He graces us with the opportunity to reach the next generation. It is such an honor to walk alongside these up-and-coming leaders and see the transformation that occurs in their minds and hearts more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 3: AS WE WAIT (Day 7)

The fact that today is our last full day of EQUIP Boot Camp 2017 is mind blowing. Week 3 has surprised us in many ways. God has shown Himself abundantly faithful this week. There really was no way we could have foreseen how He would move through the times of study and worship. Not only more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 3: THE BATTLE (Day 6)

Day 6 is a big day at EQUIP Boot Camp! Campers have no idea what they are in for during sports time! Today will go down in Boot Camp history because we are playing an EPIC camp game…THE COLISEUM. Students and staff will engage in head to head competition in this flag tag styled field more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 3: IMAGE BEARERS (Day 5)

Today’s study can evoke one of two responses: great controversy or deep introspection. It is our prayer that our campers would view the world and their value through the lens of God’s design. Today at EQUIP Boot Camp we are studying God’s design for man and woman. We have already seen how God creates and more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 3: THE TIDES TURN (Day 4)

We don’t want to dramatize how God is working at EQUIP Boot Camp, but when God moves in a powerful way we can’t deny it. Our mission is to establish students in God’s Word. Our desire is that students will build a stable foundation during camp for the times they don’t feel an emotional connection more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 3: THE PURSUIT (Day 3)

  Imagine that you are running. The wind is whipping against your face, sweat flying. Only the light of the moon illuminates the rocky ground before you. From the pitch-black forest around you, a subtle sound reaches your ear that makes your heart jump. Footsteps. Your breath quickens. The sound seems to be getting closer. more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 3: COME TO THE TABLE (Day 2)

              If EQUIP Boot Camp were a banquet table, it would be a very very long table surrounded by 75+ faces that are each unique and precious and full of personality. Some come to this table starving, while others don’t realize they are hungry at all…until they get a taste more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 3: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN (Staff Orientation)

               *Cue 80’s rock music* This week is history in the making for EQUIP Boot Camp! After 40+ years of ministry, Summer 2017 marks the year we have committed to expand our field of impact by offering an additional week of camp!! The past few days of staff orientation more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2 (Day 8)

As one of the classroom teachers prayed today, “we cannot even begin to show how grateful we are for what [God] has done this week!”  This afternoon the last few staff and students were huddled on campus while the rain poured fast outside. The wind became so strong that several tree branches came down, and an entire tree more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2 (Day 7)

We canNOT believe that it is already Day 7! This camp absolutely could not run smoothly without the incredible staff that help in the background. We are so grateful to the kitchen crew who labor almost round the clock to keep everyone fed, the security crew, and the support staff who help clean day in and more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2 (Day 6)

Sports time has been so pleasant with this mild weather, and everyone’s excited energy to enjoy the games. This year we are doing “covenant teams” for sports, which basically means that there are two teams that never oppose each other, and that work together to help each other. A practical reason for this structure is more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2 (Day 5)

As we get further into the week, students and staff alike are taking naps during room time before sports. But you wouldn’t think ANYONE was tired based on the energy everyone had after ice cream last night, and during the “creation stretches” this morning! We are so grateful to be spending the week with these more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2 (Day 4)

The room was dark – small sniffles could be heard between the intimate, heavy words of Isaiah 53. It was a moment of pain, morphing into praise of the Creator-God who willingly came to rescue His creation from the death that our sin requires. We sang, I once was lost in darkest night yet thought more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2 (Day 3)

Thank you so much to those who have been praying!  We saw the Lord answer our requests yesterday so obviously during class times, as the students were responsive and interacting with both the study of Genesis and discussion with each other. The first full day of camp is always exciting, as we begin the process more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2 (Day 2)

As the students and staff gathered on the sports field last night to meet their team and pray over the meal, a T-Rex appeared. No, really. One of our leaders, Kiersten Wells, ran onto the green in a T-Rex costume to greet the students and “break the ice” with a little silliness. Since the first more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2 (Day 1)

It’s camp day! The staff for EQUIP Boot Camp has been meeting over the past couple of days to prepare our hearts and minds for the campers, pouring over the study, praying together, making sure things are prepared to run smoothly. We cannot wait to greet parents and campers as they travel to the little more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1: THIS GLORIOUS GRACE (Day 8)

“God pour out Your grace, glorious grace, that I would be held by your perfect embrace. I am undeserving, You are high and worthy. All of my praise for this glorious grace!” -This Glorious Grace            A peaceful rain fell on our little valley this morning as a fitting backdrop for more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1: LEAVING THE GARDEN (Day 7)

           When camp has been going full force for seven days straight and we haven’t had contact with the outside world, it is easy to forget what day of the week it is. We know the end of camp is approaching because it is a little harder to stay awake during class more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1: EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO CHANGE (Day 6)

            Today was Wild Card day here at EQUIP Boot Camp. That means that for sports time teams were selected to compete against a random team at a random sport! But it’s more than just the sports and “Miss Kay” bringing home the Word that makes camp wild today. We have a lot to accomplish more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1: GOD’S DESIGN (Day 5)

            We have officially crossed the halfway mark of our first week of EQUIP Boot Camp! We are so thankful for the prayers and support of EQUIP Boot Camp donors, parents, and others who help to make camp happen. Establishing students in God’s Word would not be accomplished without your more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1: ORIGIN (Day 4)

OR-I-GIN: /ˈôrəjən/ noun. 1. the point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived. source. 2. ancestry.           In the evenings campers can be found circling up in their rooms sharing what God revealed to them in His Word that day. These talks are vital for campers because it provides a setting where they feel comfortable expressing more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1: PIECE BY PIECE (Day 3)

         From our perspective, EQUIP Boot Camp takes place in one of the most beautiful places in the Southeast. Some say that Precept Ministries International is a hidden gem in Chattanooga–we certainly are tucked away down one of the most narrow little roads outside the city. Once you pass through the white gates a welcoming more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1: BY FAITH (Day 2)

“Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.”                  -Hebrews 11:6             After our first main session and a full night of sleep, campers are diving deep into their more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1: IN THE BEGINNING (Day 1)

             IN THE BEGINNING…Staff and students arrived to the campus of Precept Ministries International. The dorm rooms were empty and void; anticipation hovered over the surface of the little valley here in Chattanooga, Tennessee… WELCOME TO WEEK ONE OF EQUIP BOOT CAMP 2017!             While camp is not the beginning that more »

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First of March – Free Library of TDRs

Here at Precept Ministries International we strive for the Scriptures to be at the center of everything we do. That is why Transform Student Ministries has been investing time over the past two years (+) in developing what we now call Transform Discipleship Resources.  If you have not heard about them before, TDRs are short more »

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First of February – New, Free Study

The more I learn about God’s design of and for His temple, He increases how beautiful, holy, and sacred it is to me. So if you’re wondering whether to take the time to study “Temple of the Living God,” read on and see why it is important to believers. The book of Exodus describes the more »

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First of January – New, Free Study

New years somehow brings up the same old questions about fresh resolve for new behaviors, habits, or outlooks. Everything around us seems to suggest a new wardrobe, diet, workout plan, GPA, or relationship goal to freshen up where we fell short in 2016. Believers often make spiritual goals for the new year – a consistent time in more »

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First of December – New, Free Study

During the month of November we always tend to focus on the things we are thankful for. Social media is full of posts giving thanks for family, friends, jobs, food, and many other things in life that we appreciate or enjoy. We gather with our families to give thanks for life and God’s gifts to more »

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First of November – New, Free Study

November 1. Brisk mornings. Cool evenings. Leaves falling. Schedules packed with all types of autumn events. Holidays just around the corner. As we shift from one season to another, our focus often turns toward serving others rather than ourselves. Something about the holiday season makes it natural to reflect on what matters in life. We more »

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